This fall, my startup endeavor Woman–Owned Wineries launched a wine club highlighting some of my very favorite female wine entrepreneurs. Our current feature spotlights winemaker and social entrepreneur Ashley Trout. Ashley’s most recent endeavor Vital Winery is based 100% on donations–-from the fruit to the bottles to the labels. All profits support a health clinic primarily serving winery workers. In light of my … Continue reading On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout
I personally find it refreshing to encounter a winery story that doesn't begin with "wealthy exec retires to Napa to live the wine country dream". That's all fine and good--but that narrative ignores the stories of so many other hardworking people.
I whipped up this little reading list of journalistic work for anyone interested in digging deeper into the #metoo and #timesup movement within the world of wine, food, and hospitality. Take a gander, and please let me know what I've missed--I'd love to know what you're reading, too! >> #86This: A Conversation about Harassment, Gender, … Continue reading Reading list: #Timesup behind the bar
Hearty thanks to all who have supported Woman-Owned Wineries thus far. I'm humbled that this project has seemed meaningful to so many people. To ensure its growth and success, I'm raising money here. Woman-Owned Wineries elevates female wine entrepreneurs through storytelling, advocacy, and commerce. No matter your walk of life, this project benefits you. (Yes, that includes men and beer drinkers, … Continue reading The Value of Work
As I wrap production on the journal (now set to release this summer) I feel compelled to share some of the projects I've found that best weave together agriculture, wine, art, and/or philanthropy.